Friday May 15 Is Bike To Work Day

by The Editors on May 12, 2015

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If you’re going to ride your bike to work one day this year (you should be doing it every day, of course) then make it Bike To Work Day (Friday, May 15, 2015) because the City of Carlsbad and the San Diego Association of Governments will hook you up with some free goodies, maybe even a T-shirt at their “pit stop” at triangle park aka Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue.

“The City of Carlsbad encourages those who live and work in and around the city to join neighbors, friends and coworkers in celebrating Bike to Work Day with us,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the city. “The many miles of bike-friendly transportation systems in our community and now a great campaign like Walk + Bike Carlsbad make it easy to take in Carlsbad from a different perspective.”

We’ll see you on the road. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Stolen Bikes Recovered In Downtown Carlsbad

by The Editors on May 6, 2015

Police LightsThose who drove down the 3600 block of Harding St on May 1, 2015 may have seen four Carlsbad Police cars and several trucks removing what seemed like bicycle after bicycle from a home on the East side of the street. Turns out all those bike where stolen and they have now been recovered.

During the searches, officers recovered what appears to be approximately 35 stolen bicycles and other miscellaneous bicycle parts. . . The Police Department is attempting to return the bicycles to their owners. The bicycles may have been stolen from Carlsbad and the surrounding area. . .Community members that have recently had their bicycles stolen are asked to contact the Police Department at 760 931-2142 or judy.thomas@carlsbadca.gov to identify and recover their bicycle.

If you’re missing a bike from Carlsbad in the past few weeks, it’s probably here.

During another search yesterday (May 5, 2015) five men were arrested including former professional surfer Che Stang.

During the search on May 5 in downtown Carlsbad, five adults were arrested for miscellaneous drug charges. Those arrested were 31-year-old Che Stang for being in possession of a controlled substance and being in possession of drug paraphernalia,and 32-year-old Brian Gutierrez, 30-year-old Steven Gutierrez, 35-year-old Keelan Stocks and 35-year-old Joshua Brandt for being under the influence of a controlled substance. The five were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

Seems it’s been a busy week in Carlsbadistan. Nice work by the Carlsbad Police Department. For the official word, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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2015 TGIF Concerts’ Summer of Music

by The Editors on May 1, 2015

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The City of Carlsbad’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Park will kick off June 26, 2015 at Stagecoach Community Park on Carlsbad’s eastern front with the rocking country sounds of the Kelly Rae Band and jam through with eight more concerts through August 21, 2015.

“This year the City of Carlsbad is celebrating 30 years of great music, fun and community spirit with its TGIF concert series,” said Vincent Kitch, City of Carlsbad cultural arts manager. “Nothing says summer in Carlsbad like enjoying live music in the city’s beautiful parks.” . . Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, TGIF concerts feature a lively mix of regional bands and top touring groups. The music covers a wide range of styles, from big band swing to today’s dance hits. Family Open Studios at TGIF, a free, hands-on art activity for all ages, has been expanded this year and will be offered at every concert. The concerts will also feature food vendors providing hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, frozen yogurt, barbecue and more. Free parking is available, with free shuttle service running for concerts held at Alga Norte, Poinsettia and Calavera Hills community parks.

For the official line up and more info, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo At Grubby’s

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

Cincodemayo2015PicSeñor Grubby’s, makers of our favorite fish tacos, and Seaworthy will hold their 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 2-6pm.

The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome; however, the team Olympics are designed for teams of 2 with players ages 21+. The parking lot games will consist of a putting green, corn hole, ladder golf, flip cup and inflatable slide included in the obstacle course. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners with prize packages. . . There will be food, beverages, booths from local businesses, game area, inflatable slide, photo booth and music to create a fun environment & celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The beer booth will also be pairing up with Bloody Michaels Bloody Mary Mix to sample out tasty micheladas – a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and Bloody Michaels handcrafted gluten free bloody mary mix.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Saddle Up For Wild West Fest

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

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On May 16, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will turn Leo Carillo’s historic ranch into the Wild West Fest.

Wild West Fest is a free event and activity cards can be purchased for $6 for activities like pony and mechanical bull rides, souvenir photos with authentically dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and western themed crafts. . . Among the event highlights is the salsa contest, which is judged by Chili’s Encinitas, and features prizes for salsa taste as well as table presentation in the following categories: best overall, people’s choice, best presentation, funniest presentation, best fruit salsa, hottest salsa and originality.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad & City Manager Part Ways

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

Sarkozy Mid-1Steven R. Sarkozy, the Carlsbad, California city manager who has been on the job since March 11, 2014, will no longer be with the City as of April 24, 2015.

Speaking for the City Council, Mayor Matt Hall said, “Steve is one of the top city managers in the nation, with vast experience and a stellar track record. Sometimes you can have all the right pieces, and just not the right fit. We are grateful for Steve’s efforts and wish him the best.”

In other words, don’t blame the Mayor and the City Council for hiring the wrong guy. He’s got a great resume. How could they know? Not surprisingly, this is the same way Mr. Sarkozy left his last job in Bellevue, Washington. So, it’s back to the head-hunting drawing board for the City. In the meantime, Assistant City Manager Kathy Dodson will act as interim city manager.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad (including an entire paragraph on what an amazing resume Mr. Sarkozy has), please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Friday Night Live Returns May 1, 2015

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

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The Village of Carlsbad is turning up the music on Friday nights this summer with the return of Friday Night Live.

Every Friday night this summer from May 1 through July 31, the sidewalks of Grand Avenue, State Street and Roosevelt Street transform into an open-air concert stage. Attendees and passersby can kick-off their weekend with free live music from street performers from 7 to 9 p.m. Musicians range from indie rock to bluegrass.

For the official word follow the jump or visit: Http://www.carlsbad-village.com/ [click to continue…]

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Hilton Carlsbad Becomes Cape Rey

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

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What’s in a name? Sometimes everything. Maybe that’s why the hotel resort formerly known as the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort is changing it’s name to Cape Rey Carlsbad. Huh?

Beyond the name, the bulk of the rebranding effort will manifest in the experiential aspects of each guest’s stay. Creative itineraries, excursions and partnerships from the new “Leisure Services Team” introduce guests – both on property and off- to the tastes, places, products and personalities that speak to the surrounding beach lifestyle and provide the type of immersive hospitality the modern traveler craves. Employees act as property ambassadors, whose expertise in everything from surf spots to taco shops provides guests with a backstage pass to all things local and Southern California-cool.

Hey, a complete re-branding with great photography to back it up never hurt anyone. And if some local businesses benefit for the update, even better. For the official word from Cape Rey, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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April 25 Is Arbor Day In Carlsbad

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

Arbor DayThe City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 25, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Hosp Grove.

The tree-planting activities will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hosp Grove Rotary Trailhead, located on Monroe Street between Marron Road and Wickham Way. Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a tree planting demonstration to follow.

In addition to the tree planting, volunteers will learn about the region’s butterflies and plant monarch pollinators in a meadow adjacent to the trailhead. This project will support statewide efforts to restore the population of the overwintering monarch butterfly.

This effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 11th consecutive year. The designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability.

“Arbor Day is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help the environment, while meeting new friends and neighbors,” said Kyle Lancaster, parks superintendent for the City of Carlsbad.

The Arbor Day event at Hosp Grove will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from CAL FIRE, SDG&E, Davey Tree, Davey Resource Group, Western Environmental Consultants, Nissho of California and West Coast Arborists.

Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes. It is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Spy’s Belgian Waffle Ride & Fitness Expo

by The Editors on April 15, 2015

Spy-2015-Bwr-Expo-Poster-FinalCarlsbad’s own action eyewear company Spy is holding its infamous annual Spy Belgian Waffle Ride and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26, 2015 all centered around San Marco’s Lost Abby Brewery.

The ride itself takes place on Sunday, April 26th and once again, it will be surrounded a two-day bicycle and fitness expo, kicking off at The Lost Abbey brewery in San Marcos, CA, which is also where the start of the race will be. . . Now in its fourth year, the SPY BWR is a grueling 229-kilometer, multi-terrain cycling race that began as a tribute to the beautiful and taxing rides staged in Belgium each spring. The course includes 11,000 feet of arduous climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County and includes a relentless barrage of mud, dirt, single-track and water crossings. . . The Expo will include multiple food trucks from Gear Grinder Grill as well as more than 30 performance and sports related exhibitors.. . More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off, including bikes from Giant, Felt, Masi, Haro, as well as prize packs from lululemon. . . The family friendly festivities will also include an astro jump and bouncy house for children in attendance.

If you like bikes (and/or beer) then the Spy Belgian Waffle weekend is just for you. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: Spy Belgian Waffle Ride]

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